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We found 21 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Cigna Connect Flex Silver 3000 near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Madhukar Kaw, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Madhukar Kaw specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kaw's clinical interests include pancreas problems, ulcers, and anemia. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaw studied medicine at Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu. He trained at Government Medical College and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kaw is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Lance Shannon, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
16605 Sw Freeway; Suite 335
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Shannon works as a gastroenterologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Shannon is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shannon include polyps, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shannon honors. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Shannon's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, colon problems

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Cancer, Colon Problems

Dr. Tojo Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tojo Thomas practices adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Dallas, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thomas include pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Thomas is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Swarna Balasubramaniam, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Swarna Balasubramaniam is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Balasubramaniam's clinical interests: warts, cancer surgery, and crohn's disease. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. She trained at Mayo Clinic for her residency. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Balasubramaniam is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Balasubramaniam is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis T Campos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Luis Campos works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Campos is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Campos include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and chemotherapy. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Campos attended medical school at National University of San Agustin and Cayetano Heredia University. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Campos honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and America's Top Oncologist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Bladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander L Wong, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Wong is an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. His areas of expertise include lung biopsy, anemia, and lung surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at New York Hospital Queens, Booth Memorial Hospital, and Chicago Medical School, Dr. Wong attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wong's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Lung Biopsy, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lung Surgery, Lymphoma, Biopsy, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Julio Antonio Peguero, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Julio Peguero, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peguero include pancreas problems, leukemia, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Peguero's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Myeloma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Yuval Raizen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Sw Freeway; Suite 550
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yuval Raizen specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raizen include colon cancer, breast cancer, and myeloma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Raizen has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lymphoma, Myeloma, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Eric M Haas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Eric Haas works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Haas attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. The average patient rating for Dr. Haas is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Haas's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Alex Phuoc Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alex Nguyen sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. His clinical interests include colon cancer, bone marrow aspiration, and blood disorders. Dr. Nguyen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Thomas Wylie Moore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Moore is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Moore graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. His clinical interests include minor surgery, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Moore accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. John David Fisher, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. John Fisher's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Fisher's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fisher include laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and hemorrhoids. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fisher's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Hemorrhoids, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Joseph Aramburo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Charles Aramburo, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Aramburo's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Aramburo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , small intestine disorders

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hernia, Appendectomy, Small Intestine Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Dieu rick Rick Quang Rick Ngo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
13811 Murphy Road
Stafford, TX
 

Dr. Dieu Ngo is a general surgery specialist in Katy, TX, Stafford, TX, and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include amputees, kidney stones, and minor surgery. Dr. Ngo honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Ngo is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Joey Michael Bluhm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joey Bluhm practices general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bluhm include thyroid surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and gallstones. Patients gave Dr. Bluhm an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Bluhm's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallstones, Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Williams S Velasquez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. William Velasquez is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Velasquez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at National University of San Marcos. Dr. Velasquez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.